Bobby (Bob) Wilks, 84

Born September 20, 1937

Died August 17, 2022

Richard Glen Byrd, 60

Born September 1, 1961

Died August 16, 2022

Larance S. Hill, 67

Born October 20, 1954

Died August 15, 2022

Joan Ann (Benge) Gladd, 87

Born December 28, 1934

Died August 14, 2022

Linda McDonald, 79

Born July 20, 1943

Died August 14, 2022


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Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10:13 AM

A woman was shot and killed last night by Two-Mile Road in Fort Gibson, according to emergency officials.

The shooting, which we have heard was accidental, is currently being investigated.

We have names for the shooter and the victim and more details on the shooting, but until we are sure next-of-kin have been notified, we will not report them here.

UPDATE 10:46 a.m.: The family of the victim has not yet been notified, so we will not report on the names until that is complete.

UPDATE 1:32 pm: The victim is Jady Abbott and the suspect is Joseph Lane, her boyfriend. Lane told police they were loading items for a flea market they’re opening and he was loading a rifle into their SUV, when he lost his grip, and in the course of regaining his grip, the rifle fired and the bullet struck Abbott in the head.

Police are now processing evidence.

UPDATE: A GoFundMe account has been set up for Abbott’s children.